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12/17/18 10:35 P

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Well, GETTINGBODYBACK has stepped up to being co-leader!

Thanks GETTINGBODYBACK !!!

James
Alberta, Canada


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 174.5 
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7/30/18 4:12 P

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Hi BIZABEP1,
I am a bit inconsistent, but I think a team leader who is at times inconsistent (and tells you when) is still OK.

One place I take inspiration from Mark Fuhrman, who wrote "Eat To Live". Now he is a vegetarian and I'm not, but I still like some of his ideas. I want to get my protein at a lesser calorie cost, which is his whole idea of :

HEALTH = NUTRIENTS / CALORIES

So for me eating meat does that. Yes you can get your protein from plants, but at a higher calorie cost.

My background is in mathematics, physics and computing science. So I'm a numbers oriented guy. I took his equation and did the calculation for vitamin C, units of vitamin C per calorie and ... ... green peppers are the winner!

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 7/30/2018 (16:14)
James
Alberta, Canada


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 174.5 
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7/30/18 10:51 A

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Well thanks James for shouldering an important aspect of well being. I am also a whole foods devotee though not perfect in my practice. I agree that sugar is EVIL and addictive. It frequently plays a role in my misdirections. I've been concerned that Spark recommends tofu and other soy products without addressing the issue that soy is a heavy requirer of chemical "encouragement" as such something I avoid. Perhaps together we can locate some "safe soy"? -if there is such a thing. Low carb seems okay idea to me and I've questioned (to myself) why Spark includes it as a high percentage. It would be good to have some feed back on how you came to be a low carb person, I'm never a scaredy to question anything !
Again, gratitude for bringing another dimension to a very positive program. May the Force be with you.

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7/30/18 9:47 A

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Hello everyone. I've been a very quiet member of this team, but I'm going to be more active starting today!

I'm the new team leader! I know quite a bit about nutrition, and whole foods is an area that interests me because it is more natural, and natural foods have all sorts of nutrients and micro-nutrients, and things we just don't understand.

Looking at it from grams of protein, fat, carbs is way to simple. I personally shun all sorts of processed food, and sugar is one of the purest processing things.

I have to admit that my personal leanings are low carb, very low carb, but I'll keep in mind that this is a whole food team, not a low carb team.

- James

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 12/17/2018 (22:36)
James
Alberta, Canada


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 174.5 
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